What are you reading?
As you can see above, I feed my reading jones with books from the local library. The Louisville Free Public Library is a relatively venerable institution, founded in 1871, but it keeps up with the times. In 1950 LFPL opened its own FM radio station, WFPL, now the local public radio outlet and NPR affiliate, and of course these days it is online as a dot org. The catalog interface is quite serviceable; since I am enough of Luddite to still want the heft and feel of a book in my hands as I read, I use my laptop or smartphone to find titles and authors, and reserve them for pick up with a click. I lose the serendipity of finding books I wasn’t looking for wandering in the stacks, but it beats chapping my thumbs dewey-decimaling through index cards in those long, unwieldy drawers of yore. You kids who’ve never even seen a card catalog much less used one can get the hell off my lawn.
Those of you who can remember when libraries still had card catalogs instead of keyboards and screens, do you think any libraries still keep those cabinets stored in some florescent lit dungeon, against the day the grid fails?